Battle of the Books

A reading incentive program for students in 5th and 6th grades at Altus Intermediate School: Students read books (listed below) and come together, usually in groups of 4 to 5 students, to demonstrate their abilities and to test their knowledge of the books they have read. The student competitions are usually similar to the TV series Family Feud or Whiz Kids styles of competitions. 

 

BOB List for 2020-2021

   Genre                                   Title                                             Author                           Notes   
SciFi

Among the Hidden

Margaret Haddix

 

Classic

Charlotte’s Web

E.B. White

 

BIO

Chasing Lincoln's Killer

James Swanson

violence

Historical

Cracker

Cynthia Kadohata

violence

Realistic

Freak the Mighty

Rodman Philbrick

 

Realistic

Harris & Me

Gary Paulsen

language

Historical

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic

Lauren Tarshis

 

Fantasy

Jack

Liesl Shurtliff

 

Historical

Making Bombs for Hitler

Marsha Skrypuch

 

Graphic

Sisters

Raina Telgemeier

 

Realistic

The Schwa Was Here

Neil Shusterman

 

Horror

Took

Mary Downing Hahn

supernatural

BIO

Who Was Stan Lee

Geoff Edgers

 

Realistic

Wrecking Ball Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Jeff Kinney

 

 

Books are available at the following locations:
Altus Intermediate Library
"Sora" app online
Reading Teachers
Altus Public Library
Altus Air Force Base Library
Whirlwind Book Bar

5th grade must read 6 books from the list to qualify: 6th grade must read 8 books from the list to qualify.

bob students 2020

students must pass reading comprehension test with 70% or higher on selected books to qualify: *tests are available from the reading teachers.